MLA Sues NMFS Over Right Whale Rule Changes, Maine Governor Asks for Implementation Delay
The Maine Lobstermen's Association (MLA) is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Secretary of Commerce in a challenge to the recently announced Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Modifications.
“NMFS got it wrong. The science does not support the agency’s plan. Using worst case scenarios that hold Maine lobstermen accountable for right whale deaths occurring in Canada won’t help protect right whales, but it will decimate Maine’s lobster industry,” stated Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association...
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